Happy New Year everyone! A few recent job updates & pictures below!
On Sunday 23rd December 6.30pm our Take2 Little Stars Portia McLaughlin & Oscar Shi will appear on ‘The Greatest Show That Never Was.’ The show will also air on Christmas Day at 12.30pm on RTE1. The stars of RTEJr perform a panto in front of a live audience of 500 children, in which Digger from Dig In Diner tries to put on a show with the help of his friends.
An Ríl Deal’ starts on TG4 Sunday 9th December at 8.30pm. They are searching for the next big thing in the world of Irish Dancing! Show repeated Wednesdays 7.30pm. Our very own amazingly talented Anna Kearney is appearing on the show & we are very excited to follow her progress!! Break a leg Anna, everyone in Take2 is rooting for you. Anna is also playing a ‘Munchkin’ in THe National Concert Hall over the festive season with ‘Festival Productions’ a busy young lady!
Take2 actress Elena O’Connor who features in the short film ‘Inner Child’ which will premier at the Cork Film Festival on Sunday, November 11th. The future looks bright for Elena who has a string of credits to her name. 🎬
On the set of ‘Hearts & Crafts’ director Harry Lee with Take2 talented young experienced actors Alex Olariu & Mia O’Connor.
Four of our Take2 actors were on set in November filming ‘My Mother’s Shoes’ with Sam Hardy playing the lead in this lovely short film set in the 1970s. Sam was joined by Anna Kearney, Elena O’Connor & Niamh Moriarty who were all cast in credited parts. Well done guys 🎬🎬🎬
Megan O’Kelly was filming with Tailored Films over the summer for RTE ‘Mini Moguls’ series which will be on your screens from November 5th! It will run on RTE 2 each weekday at 12:35 PM, with repeats airing at 5:15 pm.
Take2 stars Mia O’Connor who featured in short film ‘The Car Trip’ & ‘Fionn O’Donnell who played the leading role in ‘The Hero’ which both premiered last night at the Fresh Film Festival!
Congrats to Julie Regan who appears on ‘Two Talented’ RTE’s new series hosted by rugby star Donncha O’Callaghan. Julie appears with her amazing mum Sinead performing ‘Abba’!
Check her out on RTE player: https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/donnchas-two-talented-30006451/10949076/
Well done to our Take2 actors Alex Olariu, Luka Blondelle & Oriana Perez who all filmed a new commercial for ‘Be Free’ due for release later in the year.
It has such a busy year in Take2 celebrating our 30th Anniversary! Here is some of the casting work our clients have done over the last months.
So proud of Fionn O’Donnell who plays the leading role in a short film ‘Hero’ which premieres September 26th. Well done Fionn on such a wonderful performance!
Massive Congrats to our Take2 boys Will Probert & Sam Hardy.
Will Probert who recently attended the ‘Acting for Camera’ workshop in Take2 facilitated by Shauna
has been cast in his first role in a new TV series’ Dublin Murders’ which commences filming this month.
Sam Hardy will feature in a short film ‘The Widow’s Shoes’ which shoots in October,
Sam already has a long list of credits to his name!
Pearse Kearney has landed not one – but two roles in two short films ‘The Car Trip’ & ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ !!
Mia O’Connor is also cast alongside Pearse in ‘The Car Trip’ – two very talented young actors with a string of credits behind them already.
Congrats to the super talented Megan O’Kelly who has landed a leading role in a Children’s TV Series ‘Miss Mogul’ this is her second season on the series.
Well done Megan .. we are very proud of you!
Take2 stars Sam Hardy & Elena O’Connor have both been cast in the music video by the band ‘Ships’
Couldn’t be prouder of you guys!
So proud of Pearse Kearney who played Emerus in American Pilot ‘The Outpost’ recently. Such a talented young man & definitely one to watch!
Congratulations to our adorable & very talented little star Elise who has just landed her first role in the feature film ‘Vivarium’ We are all so proud of you Elise.
Tess Walkin was cast in a lovely TV commercial for Bank of Ireland ‘Where ever you Go’ – well done Tess!
May 2018 Update!
Alex Olariu is a star in the making, following on from his Vodafone TV Commercial he was cast as a lead in three short films including ‘Tom’s Garden’ & Hearts & Crafts’ & which filmed recently.
Mia O’Connor was also cast alongside Alex in Hearts & Crafts.
Trent Ronne was cast as lead ‘Calvin’ in Feature Film ’The Shadow’ currently in post-production. Take2 also had Fiona O’Riordan, Steve Kendall, Dean Quinn & Zack Shanahan cast in minor roles.
Elena O’Connor who has a long list of credits landed yet more roles this year, she was featured in the lovely Christmas ‘Tipperary Crystal’ TV Commercial. Elena also featured in short film ’Inner Child’.
Pearse Kearney landed more great roles this year playing ‘Tiny Tim’ in Feature Film ‘The Man who Invented Christmas. He then landed role in American TV Pilot ‘Emerus’, and recently filmed a TV Commercial for Home Store & More.
Anna Kearney, Pearse’s sister has also had a wonderful year landing the leading role of ‘Annie’ which played in the National Concert Hall over the Christmas Season. Anna also featured in a lovely Christmas Commercial for Home Store & More alongside Take2 student Charlie Geelon. What a talented family!
Charlie Geelon has had another great year following on from his Aldi Rugby Campaign. Charlie was cast in Feature Film ’Supervized’ playing Tom Berenger’s grandson, the film also starred Beau Bridges. Charlie also featured in recently filmed film ‘Mother’. Charlie is one to watch!
Drama student Oscar Lewins was cast in the Lead Role in short film ‘The First Dance’.
Sam Hardy who has a long list of credits was busy again this year. He played ‘Nico’ in the feature film ’Muse’ which premiered at the Audi Film Festival in March. Sam was also cast in feature film ‘Vita & Virgina’ playing Nigel, Vita’s son. He played ‘John ’in’ Dave Allen at Peace’ made by the BBC.
Dean Quinn was nominated for best supporting actor in the Underground Cinema Awards for his role in the Award Winning Short Film ’Lily’. Dean also landed a role in Feature film ’Dublin Old School’.
Meanwhile, feature film ’Birthmarked’ starring our own Megan O’Kelly alongside Toni Collette & Matthew Goode was released!
More exciting casting news for Take2 students! Congrats to our 8 students in our ‘Lights’ class who were all cast in a TV commercial for a phone company!
Photo 1 taken in class & 2nd photo of our stars on set!
Pictured from left to right are Kate Virmaud, Alex Olariu, Orianna Perez, Fionn O’Donnell, Lucy McCarthy, Oliver Gerathy, Sophie Kelly & Gerry O’Donnell.
Congrats again to Charlie Geelon who is no stranger to filming with a string of credits to his name! Charlie has just been cast in a leading role in a lovely Christmas Commercial.
Well done to Elena O’Connor who is another rising star with a number of filming credits already behind her. Elena has landed a lead role in short film ‘Inner Child’ which will film later this month.
More exciting casting news for Take2 Casting Agency.
- Sam Hardy has been cast in feature film ‘Vita & Virginia’ & started filming the day after he finished filming on ‘Dave Allen at Peace’ alongside Aiden Gillen, Tommy Tiernan & Joanne Crawford.
- Anna Kearney has landed the role of ‘Annie’ which will run in The National Concert Hall from December 27th – January 3rd .. we are so proud of this little star! Anna’s brother Pearse Kearney who played Tiny Tim in ‘The Man who Invented Christmas’ features in the films trailer .. we can’t wait to see the film which is due for release in November. What a talented family!
- Trent Ronne has landed the leading role in feature film ‘The Shadow’ which is currently filming in Galway.
Three other Take2 clients are also cast in this film following their ‘Acting for Camera’ workshop in Take2.
It’s been another a great season for Take2 Casting.
Elena O’Connor recently filmed a TV Commercial which will launch later in the year, we can’t release details yet but watch this space! Elena is no stranger to the acting world with a string of short films & TV Commercials behind her.
Sam Hardy has landed yet another role playing John in a BBC Programme about Dave Allen which will air at Christmas 2017. Sam has a very bright future ahead of him!
Dean Quinn has been nominated for best supporting Actor at the Underground Cinema Awards for his role in Short Film ‘Lily’. Dean has also landed a role in feature film ‘Dublin Old School’.
Charlie Geelon has also been busy following his time as the Roving Reporter on the Aldi Rugby Panel Sam filmed on Feature ‘Supervized’ which starred Tom Berenger & Beau Bridges. Charlie played Berenger’s grandson.
Well done to everyone who attended castings & those of you who made shortlists.
More great news for Take2 Casting! Congrats to student Pearse Kearney who has landed the role of ‘Tiny Tim’ /’Henry Jr’ in feature film ‘The Man who Invented Christmas’ which is currently filming here in Ireland. Other cast members includes Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer & Jonathan Pryce. It has been an exceptional year for Take2 Casting & what a way to finish!!
Take2 student Megan O’Kelly has just landed a leading role in feature film ‘Birthmarked’ playing the role of Maya.
Actors Toni Collette & Matthew Goode will play Megan’s parents in this black comedy.
Megan will be heading off to Montreal, Canada for two months to film! Megan is currently appearing in ‘Miss Mogul’ on RTE (Swipe TV) & previously worked on the Dreamhouse Project alongside Saoirse Ronan & directed by Jim Sheridan.
I see a great future ahead for this wonderfully talented young lady.
November 3rd 2016
More great news for our budding star Sam Hardy, Sam is on our screens regularly in the Aldi TV Commercial (Play Rugby campaign) & soon to be on a radio commercial with his acting partner Paul O’Connell! Fresh from filming ‘The Widows Last’ Sa has just landed the role of Nico in feature film ‘Muse’ which is filming in Dublin & then he is jetting off to Barcelona to film! So proud of this little guy! Sam attends Drama classes in Take2 with Shauna Griffith .
There’s no sibling rivalry in Take2 as siblings are busy filming!Congrats to brother & sister Charlie & Ruby Geelon who have been busy filming again! Ruby has been invited back for a second season on ‘Swipe TV’ as their regular book reviewer, Ruby was also invited to do a voice over for the new TV Series ‘The Makers’ directed by Julian Hills.Meanwhile Charlie who recently filmed a Kerrygold TV Commercial landed another role as the lead in short film ‘The Loneliest Boy in the World’ alongside sisters Elena & Mia O’connor. Elena is no stranger to filming with a string of previous films, TV commercials etc behind her!John Nolan was cast in a ‘Kerrygold’ TV Commercial which filmed last month & we look forward to seeing it on our screens soon!Isolt McCaffrey who filmed ‘St’Patrick’s Day’ last year has been cast in Feature film ‘The Third Wave’; cast include Sam Keeley, Ellen Page & Tom Vaughan-Lawlor. Isolt pictured at the Tribeca Film Festival alongside Ruth Bradley & Gary Shore.
Sam hardy has been a busy young man, following the success of short Film ‘Groundless’ Sam has gone on to feature in the Aldi ‘Play Rugby’ TV Commercial, as well as print & online coverage!
Sam then went on to be cast by Hubbard Casting London to play ‘Michael’ in the Film ‘The Widows Last’ which is currently filming in Kerry. Very exciting for this young man!!
Megan O’Kelly & Aifric O’Donnell both feature in Miss Mogul which will launch on Friday 30th September at 4.30 on RTE , Megan was invited to do an interview on Swipe TV to talk about the show, meanwhile Aifric went on to feature as the Grandaughter in the new series of Vodafone Piggy Sue TV Commercials!
Children of the Revolution which I had the pleasure to cast has been nominated for an IFTA, all the children in the documentary are from Take2.
Charlie Geelon has been cast in a new Kerrygold Butter TV Commercial, this was Charlie’s first ever audition!
A great start to the academic year in Take2 Casting.
Congrats to our young actor & Take2 student Sam Hardy who starred as ‘Simon’ in ‘Groundless’ short film which won Best First Short Film at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Actress Aoibheann McGinnity (Love Hate) played his mum, congrats to all involved.
Congrats to Dean Quinn who starred in short film ‘Lily which won best Short Film at this year’s ‘Galway Film Fleadh’ – very proud of you Dean!
Congrats to our Take2 students Aifric O’Donnell (who also played ‘Aya’ in Game of Thrones) & Megan O’Kelly (previously worked on Dreamhouse project directed by Jim Sheridan) who have both been cast as lead characters in a new Children’s TV series for RTE called ‘Miss Mogul’.
Delighted for you girls!!
Take2 student Mimi Keily has been selected as a backing dancer to the Pop Stars on ‘Pop up Pop Star’ on Swipe TV. Well done to our little dancing queen, we are so proud of you!
More good news for Take2 Students!
Clodagh Brennan was selected to take part in ‘Pop up Pop Star’ and filmed in RTE yesterday. This is one of Swipe TV’s very popular children’s TV shows … we will keep you posted on air dates. Well done Clodagh.
Take2 ‘Little Star’ student Anna Walkin is the star of the new ‘Maxol Petrol’ campaign. Anna’s photo can be seen nationwide in Maxol stations & she also stars in their TV Commercial ! Well done Anna, we are all very proud of you xxx
https://vimeo.com/168611541 (TV Commercial)
Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April in ‘The Talbot Hotel’ Stillorgan.
Take2 Performing Arts School once again excelled in a variety of competitions over the weekend, sweeping the boards & taking home numerous Cups, Trophies, Plaques & Medals! The Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland Festival had record entries this year with 4000 entries from students all over Ireland participating… we are most fortunate to be located so close to the venue considering students travelled for Donegal!
The Festival kicked off on Friday Evening with Improvisation for 12s & under.
|Improvisation 12s A||1st Amelia Opperman, Sophie Fitzpatrick, Lily Nadir & Emma Clifton.3rd Jack Massey, Grace Tansey, Emily Terry, Sophie Sutton, Oisin Ryan.|
|Improvisation 12s B||2nd Sadhbh Mullins, Shira Hamilton, Tara Cantwell, Claudia Deluca & John Nolan.|
|Girls Poetry 5yrs||1st Harriet May Murphy|
|Boys Poetry 5yrs||2nd Fionn O’Donnell|
|Girls Poetry 8 yrs||Zara Kos Commended|
|Girls Poetry 9yrs||1st Keelin O’Byrne, Ryby Geelon Highly Commended, Lainey Higgins Highly Commended|
|Boys Poetry 9 yrs||Oran O’Keeffe -Highly Commended|
|Boys Poetry 10yrs||John Nolan Highly Commended|
|Boys Poetry 11yrs||Theo Byrnes Commended|
|Mixed Poetry 13/14||India Costelloe Commended|
|Mixed Poetry 15/17yrs||1st Joe Hastings, Oscar Quinn Highly Commended, Eimear McKenna Commended.|
|Solo Mime 8/10yrs||Keelin O’Byrne Highly Commended|
|Solo Improvisation||1st Ella O’Flynn (Ella has won this award 3 years in a row!)|
|Solo Drama 10yrs||3rd Emily Terry, Grace Tansey- Highly Commended.|
|Solo Drama 15/16||Amy Byrnes Commended.|
|Sight Reading 10yrs||Ruby Geelon Highly Commended|
|Sight Reading 11/14yrs||1st Ella O’Flynn, 2nd Shira Hamilton|
|Story Telling 11/14yrs||2nd Rebecca Hil, Oisin Ryan Highly Commended|
|Write a Poem||Rebecca Hill Highly Commended, Jack Massey Commended.|
|Paint a Poem||1st Elizabeth Tansey, 2nd India Costelloe, Sinead Ryan Highly Commended.
Sophie Lawlor, Highly Commended
|Sunday 24th April|
|Improvisation 13/14rs||1st India Costelloe, Isabel O’Keeffe, Chloe Costelloe, Kate O’Dowd, Elizabeth Tansey & Cameron Kelly.
3rd Lily-Mae Butler, Nicole Mason, Amy Higgins, Eily Heffernan & Aoife Hamilton.
|Improvisation 15/19yrs||1st Sadhbh Potts, Amy Byrnes, Ella O’Flynn, Aifric O’Donnell, Rachel Grannell.
2nd Oscar Quinn, James McCaffrey, Aoife Daly & Ella O’Flynn
|Senior Public Speaking||1st Rebecca Hill, 2nd Eily Heffernan,
Aoife Daly Highly Commended.
|Junior Shakespeare Cup||1st Ella O’Flynn ( another win for Ella)|
|Senior Solo Recital||1st Ella O’Flynn (and another win!)|
|Senior Poetry Shield||Joe Hastings|
|Yeats Cup||1st Aoife Daly, 2nd Ella O’Flynn, 3rd Sinead Ryan.|
|Senior Solo Musical Theatre||1st Aoife Daly… well done Aoife!|
|Intermediate Musical Theatre||3rd Eimear McKenna 3rd Zoe Downes, Marc Cobuzzi Highly Commended, Alexandra Giblin Commended.|
|Senior Solo Drama 17/21yrs||2nd Rebecca Flynn|
|Solo Drama 13/14||1st Aoife Hamilton|
|Junior Musical Theatre A||1st Jenna Gregg, 2nd Sophie Rose Plumley, 3rd Amelie Moore, Clodagh O’Donnell Highly Commended, Mary-Kate Tierney Commended, Amelia Opperman Commended.|
|Junior Musical Theatre B||1st Lily Nadir, 2nd Jessica Gregg, Anna Kearney Highly Commended.|
|Junior Musical Theatre C||Kaelin Driver 3rd, Millie Downes Highly Commended, Elena O’Connor Commended.|
|Duologue 9/10 yrs||Emily Terry & Sophie Sutton Highly Commended.|
|Duologue 11 yrs||Tara Cantwell & Shira Hamilton Highly Commended|
|Duologue 13/14yrs||2nd Amy Byrnes & Ella O’Flynn, Jude O’Neill & Laurence Endersen Highly Commended.|
|Duologue 15/17yrs||1st Rebecca Flynn & James McCaffrey, 2nd Oscar Quinn & James McCaffrey (nice one James!) Síle Ni Mhurchú & Sinead Ryan 3rd.|
|Paint A Poem 5-10yrs||2nd Robert Boles, Sophie Lawlor Highly Commended|
|Girls Poetry 10||Lainey Higgins Highly Commended|
|Girls Poetry 11||Sadhbh Mullins Highly Commended, Sophie Sutton Commended,|